1896 in Music

My list of music reviews for music published in 1896.

1. Gabriel Faure: Barcarole in E-flat major, Op. 70 (8/10)

Though still containing plenty of traditional elements, this one feels to me closer in feel to the nocturnes, which I generally greatly prefer. I quite like it.

2. Gabriel Faure: Dolly, Op. 56 (6/10)

This is a series of piece for two pianos written over a number of years. It’s very pleasant but kind of simple at times. I guess it was meant to be performed by an adult with a child. It’s nice enough.